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Learning at LPL

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It's back-to-school time for kids and young adults, but what about us grown ups? The learning doesn't have to stop when you leave school!  

Give Good "Netiquette"!

book cover imageEmily Post has long been known as the first lady of etiquette. From which fork to use, to how to address the Prime Minister, Ms. Post is the go-to for advice about manners. But how has technology influenced what is considered "proper"?

June is National Aboriginal History Month!

 
In 2010, June was declared National Aboriginal History Month. During this month, 

Earth Hour

Spend an hour in the dark this weekend! Earth Hour is coming up this Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30 - 9:30 pm. Organized by the World Wild Fund for Nature, Earth Hour encourages people around the world to turn off nonessential lights and devices for one hour, to raise awareness about climate change.  This annual event started in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and has grown to include 7,001 cities across 152 countries.

Mango Languages Goes Mobile!

Mango LogoHave you tried Mango Languages yet? This database helps you learn a new language at your own pace. Mango offers courses in lots of languages at different levels, so you have lots of options when it comes to language learning!

Love Your Library!

We usually associate the month of February with romance, but did you know that February also is "Library Lovers" month? According to some sources, the library dates back to 1200 BC - that's 3,213 years and still going strong! Here at London Public Library, we are feeling the love from our community! Londoners love the library - and we've got the numbers to prove it! In 2011, there were 3.2 million in-person visits to the library, 4.25 million items borrowed and 4.5 million visitors to our website! And what's not to love?